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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rand
Re: Hate when this happens

Oh boy how am I going to reply to all you fellas and your great advise? I wish there was a like button. It's late and I can't reply from my phone so I will this weekend when I get on the desk top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rand
Re: Hate when this happens

Dumb question to some maybe? But do these Chevy conversion dizzys work on 6volt pos ground too? And roughly how much are they? And do I need to find a core? Fighting with stock 8ba condenser dieing....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rand
Re: Hate when this happens

How do we go about placing an order? Roughly how much?
Thanks Randy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By Rand
Condenser?

In the last 30 days I've had 2 Napa Echlin's FA66 go bad. Made in Mexico not Japanese junk or is it?
Some time ago someone here I believe? Suggested to use a Echlin Framall IH200 condenser? Heavier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Thanks.. I'll get a cap and rotor at Napa this weekend and report back
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Thanks I'll get a cap and rotor at Napa this weekend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Years ago my dizzy went copout.. So I sent it off to Bubba for a rebuild. He found the wire inside the dizzy was grounding out..not the case this time since I saw a spark in the points when I cranked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Tinker.. Cas3 .. Can either of you explain in simple terms how to test coil, points, and condenser for this electrically challenged Flathead lover? Thanks in advance
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Tinker... Nice YouTube video thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Cas3 before I ran the Emery cloth through points I changed out the coil with a coil that I had on the Shelf with no effect. I also changed out the condenser with one that I had on the Shelf too
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

Cas3... Thanks for making it simple for me
Did as you said and got 6.20 volts.
Anxious to know what step two is?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By Rand
Re: Dead

No help from me... But I can relate.
I got no spark and can't figure out why?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

I'm really baffled. I'm still having a hard time figuring out how to test the coil, points and the condenser with a voltmeter? Took the distributor cap off and ran Emery cloth through the points....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
Re: No spark

JSeery. Pls tell me the simplest way to do that. I have a volt meter but am a dumbbell when it comes to electronics
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rand
No spark

I just moved with my 50 Merc from Atlanta to Idaho.. My Merc seemed to run ok with the cold air and altitude change. Took it for one little cruise around town once. The very next time I went to start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By Rand
Re: Dawsonville Moonshine Festival

Gets smaller and smaller every year. Still fun but not like it used to be when all the 40's parked around the city square. I did pick up some Merc parts at the swap meet today though
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By Rand
Re: Dawsonville Moonshine Festival

Wouldn't miss it... Bummed that they cancelled the Autorama last weekend
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rand
Re: Small head temp gage.

I just removed mine to add dual mechanical gauges under the dash. Sad to remove that moon eyes gauge. Nice to see the temp under the hood
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Rand
Re: Steering gear box leak 50 Merc

The dimension that Amazon gives is for the 'box' that the seal comes in.
The correct dim's are----
Dumb me..
Thanks for your help everybody
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,049
Posted By Rand
Re: Langhorne Sportsman Race circa 1951

What a great video and race. Wouldn't you have loved to have been there
Thanks for sharing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Rand
Re: Steering gear box leak 50 Merc

51 merc-ct
Amazon has them but the only dimension listed is 2.5x2.5x0.6 inches. Sound right?
How hard is it to get that old seal out after i remove the pitman arm? Any special tool?
Thanks for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Rand
Re: Steering gear box leak 50 Merc

51merc-ct. Please explain stacked 2 seals?
Recall where you purchased your seals?
Tks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,099
Posted By Rand
Re: Brake parts

I ordered break shoes for my Merc at Napa. Super cheap. But when they arrived front and rear in identical boxes one said made in mexico the other made in the USA. Opened them up and you could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Rand
Steering gear box leak 50 Merc

Not long ago I changed out my steering column/gear box for a good tight unit due to screwed up shift linkage in the column.
Before installing it in the car I washed the insides the best I could with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Rand
Re: 50 Mercury gas tank vent

Thats a lot of great info 19Fordy Thanks!
Ill look it over tonight when I sit down and have a free moment. Thanks again!
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